MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — State officials announced an update to a plan to end homelessness in Minnesota.

The plan was announced along with new numbers showing a 10 percent decline in homelessness last year. There was an even larger decrease in the number of families with children without housing.

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One of the greatest efforts of the plan is a commitment to providing support services so people who get housing stay in homes.

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“Our goal — the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness, working with partners — is to create systems throughout the state that do just this, and no longer accept homelessness as a fact of life in Minnesota,” said Cathy ten Broeke, the State Director to Prevent and End Homelessness.

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There are 11 state agencies working on the plan to provide affordable housing opportunities.